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Wild At Heart - Brewery Ommegang

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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 7
Gots: 33 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phillyz on 10-31-2013

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatGreer
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of s35keith
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pencible
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear gold with rocky white head.
S: It smelled like grassy hops and tart unripe apricot, with some dry white grapes and minerals.
T: It tasted like tart pears and apricots, with some grassy hops and minerals. It had a clean sweet tart aftertaste.
M: It was oily with lots of fine natural carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a decent wild ale, but it wasn't bursting with flavor or highly complex. It was a minor twist on the usual Ommegang brew, with mediocre scent and taste. The body was great, the finish was fairly smooth, and the alcohol was well hidden. So it was pretty easy to drink for a sour. Age may help, but there are so many other sours that are better to cellar.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of meganelizabeth86
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GreenMind
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.9/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of bnes09
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Nothing too special. Tastes like a Belgian pale ale with mild fruit and spice notes. Only minimally sour.

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3.76/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 8/27/2013. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, honey, bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, honey, bread, light musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, honey, bread, light musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/yeast balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian strong ale. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and fairly crisp to sip on for the ABV. Labeled as a wild ale, but this felt more like a Belgian strong pale ale overall. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Wild At Heart from Brewery Ommegang
83 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.